Folk mu­sic fronts for Sun­day’s live Vic­to­ria Es­planade al­fresco foray


Sun­day’s Sounds of Sum­mer con­cert aims to pleas­antly while away an af­ter­noon to the airs of four folk-based acts.

Ac­cess Ra­dio’s Fraser Greig said the af­ter­noon’s en­ter­tain­ment, to be streamed and broad­cast live, will be opened by punk-folk singer-song­writer Bill An­gus aka The Mighty Ways.

A tal­ented guitarist and song­writer, the Massey English and Me­dia Stud­ies lec­turer spent 15 years as a mu­si­cian in Bri­tain. He per­formed for last year’s Sounds of Sum­mer, and has also played at the Bent Horse­shoe and for Massey Univer­sity’s Arts On Wed­nes­day.

An­gus will be joined by clas­si­cal vi­olin­ist Han­nah Fang, who in­tro­duced her­self to lo­cal au­di­ences dur­ing last year’s Globe Con­cert Series.

String Fu­sion is up next. Kate Far­ru­gia and Bill Ni­chol­son per­form har­mo­nious vo­cal and gui­tar cov­ers that are ‘‘sim­ply per­fect for a Sun­day af­ter­noon on the lawn in the sun’’, Greig said.

With be­tween six and 10 mem­bers, For Folks Sake is largely made up of Palmer­ston North Folk Club mem­bers. Greig said the group is a ver­i­ta­ble folk orches­tra that per­formed at World On Stage last year. They per­form a mix of Scot­tish, Ir­ish, English, Aus­tralian and New Zealand folk song, and blue­grass.

‘‘Be­tween them, they play a lot of dif­fer­ent in­stru­ments, and that will make for quite a mu­si­cal and vis­ual spec­ta­cle.’’

Fin­ish­ing off is band The Weird Prophets with Viv McG­lynn, Em­manuel Yianout­sos, Hugh Ding­wall and Karl Jo­hann­son.

Mem­bers of this es­tab­lished combo have played pre­vi­ous Sounds of Sum­mer con­certs and for Ac­cess Ra­dio’s Lunchtime Con­certs in The Square

Bill An­gus who per­forms as The Mighty Ways, will open this Sun­day’s Sounds of Sum­mer Con­cert

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